Undercover Operation Leads to 7 Arrests in Human Trafficking of Minors

Undercover Operation Leads to 7 Arrests in Human Trafficking of Minors

TAMPA, Fla. — In a recent undercover operation conducted by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, seven individuals were arrested for their involvement in human trafficking aimed at minors.

The operation spanned four days and focused on identifying individuals who exploit children for commercial sex through online platforms.

During the operation, each suspect traveled to a designated location where undercover detectives posed as minors engaged in commercial sex. These suspects paid the undercover officers for these illegal activities.

Sheriff Chad Chronister expressed his pride in the Human Trafficking Section and the undercover detectives who worked tirelessly to apprehend these despicable predators.

He emphasized the agency’s unwavering commitment to eradicating human trafficking from the community.

The arrested men are now facing several felony charges, including human trafficking for commercial sexual activity, using computer services or devices to solicit illegal acts, traveling to meet a minor after using computer services for illegal purposes, and unlawful use of two-way communication devices.

Law enforcement’s efforts in this operation are a crucial step towards ensuring justice and protecting vulnerable children from exploitation.

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